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The genuine meaning of ruach, spirit, will blow you away. Its omnipresence links the material and immaterial worlds.
The meaning of ruach has everything to do with God. Likewise, the meaning of ruach impacts our physical world much more than you’d ever believe. Spirit God created the physical universe and oversees it. To exercise His creative and transformative power, there has to be a juncture or intersection where they both meet. Where?
(Mind-Body Problem Solved, Chapter 30 – Table of Contents)
This chapter is both a continuation of the creation of the first human, Adam, and a transition reported in Genesis 2:7. Even though it doesn’t mention God’s Spirit explicitly, it is inherent to the verse, being inseparable from the neshama and being the essential link between God and humans (Romans 8:14-16). Hence the need to discuss the…